Irving, TX asked in Bankruptcy for Colorado

Q: Is there a lawyer who can help me apply for c7 or c13 I don’t have that kind of money but can pay in installments.

In Colorado Aurora Arapahoe county

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3 Lawyer Answers

Stuart Nachbar

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Livingston, NJ

A: If you are filing for Chapter 13, then you could put Counsel fees through your Chapter 13 Plan. If you are filing for Chapter 7, fees need to be paid before filing so as to not run afoul of the automatic stay of 11 USC 362

Clark Dray agrees with this answer

Clark Dray

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Broomfield, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Most bankruptcy attorneys in Colorado, myself included, will allow you to pay your attorney's fees for a Chapter 7 in installments prior to the time your case is filed. The reason your attorney's fees need to be paid before your Ch. 7 is filed is because the unpaid portion of the fees would be included in your bankruptcy, and that would create an ethical problem for your lawyer.

Timothy Denison

  • Bankruptcy Lawyer
  • Louisville, KY

A: Yes. Check with your local bar association and legal aid society for bankruptcy lawyers who will help you with this matter.

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